Friday, October 31, 2014

Paul Tillich: the 'Apostle to the Intellectuals'

During this modern age few theologians have had more influence than Paul Tillich. His approach to cosmic questions dealt with the method of correlation found in science and the meaning of faith. In terms of his theological method Tillich's basic presupposition is that 'faith need not be unacceptable to contemporary culture and contemporary culture need not be unacceptable to faith' (Ford p. 88). Thus he sought to develop what has been termed a 'theology of culture' using the method of correlation. His appeal can be seen in his remarks: “Theology must be "answering theology"; it must adapt the Christian message to the modern mind while maintaining its essential truth and unique character” (Grenz/Olson p.117)

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Subterfuge that deceives parents

Is it just a simple response to comply with federal regulations or is it a synergetic graduation into the next phase of the police state? Government schools have long had the primary function of socialization into the post modern age of compliance, but now these seminaries of docility, have become direct agents of the gendarme entente. According to one New York State school district, parents have become mere temporary custodians for their children. Could this be the exception, or is this the mindset that will educate another generation into accepting that there is no higher calling than to blindly accept the latest pronouncement from prevailing authorities?

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Liberty for the Ron Paul Generation

The stark reality about the Ron Paul revolution is that the power elites could not survive in a society based upon individual liberty. Nevertheless, this statement does not imply that a Paul presidency would guarantee the elimination of the oligarchy. The faint memory of what a free nation could be or even what our country once was, could be revived under certain circumstances. Imagine the abolishment of the Federal Reserve and the fractional debt created money system. Consider a non-interventionist foreign policy that allows for actual national defense and secures the borders. Or, best of all, a limited government culture that is based upon the principle that government exists to serve citizens in their pursuit of freedom. Thomas Jefferson’s soul lives within the Ron Paul generation.  

Read the entire essay from the Totalitarian Collectivism archives

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Radical Idea - Control Your Own Ports

As with most political controversies, don’t let the facts get in the way of the arguments.  Already enough attention has been placed on the Dubai Ports government owned operations to make a world voyage on a Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. ship resemble a slow boat to China.  At Concorde speed the alarm alerts flash while rational lessons are ignored or slip at a snail's pace into the public consciousness.  The central issue is so clear that a blind man could see.  But not the media, nor the brain washed public and certainly not the great sages of international commerce . . . how about a little class in economic self-interest!

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Currency Wars among Controlled Economies

The rush to devalue national currencies is like cutting off your foot so your favorite transnational corporation can sell you an overpriced prosthesis, made in their overseas sweatshop, to an HMO that Medicare will cover. Soon with Obamacare, only Medicaid recipients will qualify. The way to look at devaluing your countries currency is that it takes more worthless fiat species to buy the same amount of products. How laudable is this economic policy? 

Read the entire essay from the Inherent Autonomy archives

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Handbook of Human Ownership

The enslavement of humanity is replete throughout history. The reason is simple. The nature of societies allows corrupt sociopaths and malicious methods of domination to rule. The chronicles of any era clearly documents that liberty is rare. Inherent Autonomy is the intrinsic nature of the human condition. However, in the eternal struggle to achieve individual freedom, governments operate as overseers in invented schemes to herd human beasts into inhuman subjugation. The rule of the rulers over the resistance of the ruled is reality. 

Read the entire article on the Strappado Wrack archives

Thursday, October 23, 2014

How to elect a Republican President

There are still some dedicated Republicans that remain loyal to their party. The question is how may politicians within that party can claim that same distinction? While the failures of investing your own integrity and purpose in such political organizations should be quite obvious, many still are determined to wear the party label. So what can a staunch GOP supporter do when their President self implodes?

Read the entire essay from the View from the Mount archives

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Church & State

Whenever the polemic is raised that the First Amendment implies a "wall of separation", reality is smashed. The denial of religious freedom is clearly seen in the actions of the federal government. Separation of church and state has come to mean the "freedom FROM religion". Only the charlatan would content that a religious movement or church seeks to establish a national religion that would impose and enforce worship upon citizens to observe.  Has language become so distorted that meaning is impossible to comprehend?

Read the entire debate from the Dueling Twins archives

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Political Significance of Gore Vidal

The Gore Vidal legacy encompasses his numerous novels, literary writings, plays and essays. Few 20th century authors can match the volume of his compositions and consistency in the quality of his thoughts. If one can ignore his anti-religious beliefs and get past his complex sexuality, one can justly focus on the significance within his political viewpoints. Not since Oscar Wilde, has there been a man of letter with comparable wit and ridicule, that capsulated the age of his lifetime. Based upon a keen command of history and a flare for original insights, Vidal was the master political polemicist. 

Read the entire essay from the Solitary Purdah archives

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Plan - Apartheid Wall

By now you must have seen the size of this gader hafradeh ("separation fence"). According to Nigel Parry on The Electronic Intifada: "Israel's Separation Barrier, dubbed the "Apartheid Wall" or "Berlin Wall" by Palestinians, has increasingly attracted international media attention, largely due to the hard-to-ignore scale of the project. The most obvious historical parallel to the barrier is the Berlin Wall, which was 96 miles long (155 kilometers). Israel's barrier, still under construction, is expected to reach at least 403 miles in length (650 kilometers). The average height of the Berlin Wall was 11.8 feet (3.6 metres), compared with the maximum* current height of Israel's Wall -- 25 feet (8 metres)."

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Fatalistic Reality and Election Futility

Thank God, another election cycle is over. Some celebrate that elections demonstrate that the country prides itself on a peaceful transition of power. Others rejoice that elections reflect the will of the people. And you hear the familiar pronouncement, that democracy brings legitimacy to the rule of government. If all this was true, why is the nation always in trouble? After every election, the system continues to grind citizens into the ground. The privileged few continue to accrue their vast sums of booty, as the debt soars to heights that only a super computer can calculate.

Read the entire essay from the Totalitarian Collectivism archives

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The “Gang of Eight” Immigration Constituency

The illegal immigration invasion has been ongoing for decades. All efforts to shut the door on unrestricted entry are "all hat no cattle". The notion that it is impossible to secure the territorial borderlines is an insult to every native born citizen. The dirty policy that is not much of a secret is that the establishment wants an influx of low wageworkers that drives down the cost of labor. The consistent pattern of domestic de-industrialization is a core objective of globalism. Few issues are more in the national interest than managing a rational immigration system. The public consistently registers their disgust with the negative impact that "Open Borders" imposes. However, for all their discontent, the political-corporatist league of dishonesty continues with their game of money-spinning manipulation.

Read the entire essay from the Radical Reactionary archives